INFS 7008 Systems and Network Security

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 300696

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Description This unit is concerned with the protection of information in computing systems and when transferred over networks. It addresses techniques for securing networking applications and their security arrangements. Students gain an understanding of the fundamentals of the provision of security in networks and systems, as well as an appreciation of some of the problems that arise in devising practical security solutions.

School Computer, Data & Math Sciences

Discipline Information Systems

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Equivalent Subjects LGYA 5882 - Distributed Systems and Network Security

Restrictions

Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.

Assumed Knowledge

Basic knowledge of networked and computer systems.  Basic understanding of cryptography.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Describe fundamental concepts of networked system security and security threats.
  2. Explain encryption techniques.
  3. Analyse and describe common security protocols.
  4. Analyse and describe typical authentication protocols and authorization approaches.
  5. Explain security issues in networked computer systems.
  6. Describe network security in typical networks including LANs and internetworks.
  7. Describe security issues and implementation of secure measures on the Internet

Subject Content

Security concepts and terminology
Security threats
Cryptography
Authentication
Authorization
Security protocols
Network security
Computer security

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Mid-session test 1 hour 15 N Individual
Assignment 2000 words 20 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 45 N Individual
Practicals 5 practicals x 2hrs in duration. 20 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Sydney City Campus - Term 2

Sydney City

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Spring

Parramatta - Victoria Rd

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